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[Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language

Hi Shirin,

This looks great - Razfar, Aria; Rumenapp, Joseph C. (2013). Applying Linguistics in the Classroom: A Sociocultural Approach. 

I've just bought the kindle version. Have you used it in courses?

Here are the chapter titles. The book works 'outward' from the brain through levels of language to narrative, identity, and ideology.


1 Language as Social Practice: Sociocultural Foundations of Discourse and Learning     
2 Neurolinguistics: Rethinking Language in the Flesh     
3 Phonology: Why Language Sounds Different to Second Language Learners     
4 Phonics and Whole Language: Linguistic Foundations     
5 Syntax: English Learners Building Sentences     
6 Morphology: Building Words with English Learners     
7 Semantics: The Beginning of Meaning     
8 Written Language: Historical Developments in Literacy     
9 Language Learning: Basic Principles and Debates 
10 Learning and Context: Language and Activity
11 Functions of Language: Using Language around the World 
12 Narratives: Living a Narrated Life 
13 Language and Identity: Who We Are and How We Speak 
14 Language Ideologies

On Apr 25, 2014, at 1:16 PM, Shirin Vossoughi <shirinvossoughi@gmail.com> wrote:

> This may be of interest
> http://www.amazon.com/Applying-Linguistics-Classroom-Sociocultural-Approach/dp/0415633168/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1398449690&sr=8-1&keywords=Aria+Razfar
> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 6:31 AM, Larry Purss <lpscholar2@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Martin,
>> The background to my recommendation of Bazerman's book goes back to my own
>> undergraduate experience with a basic course in the *behavioural sciences*
>> taught by *Fred Brown* who studied with John Dewey in Chicago. A key text
>> used in the course was written by Dewey.
>> I left that course with an enduring QUESTION of the reciprocal relation of
>> the social to the personal.
>> Reading Bazerman's book recast me back to that earlier undergraduate
>> course that left me with an ABIDING QUESTION  that continues to reverberate
>> [most recently while reading Bazerman's book.].
>> Reading Bazerman's book I was reminded of my personal response to this
>> particular undergraduate course which I took in the 1970's and
>> wondered about this theme of developing *abiding questions* as a key
>> purpose of undergraduate courses
>> Your reference to Whitney's text as maybe too cognitive in its *genres* I
>> read as you wanting to help the students come to QUESTION this cognitive
>> bias in the psychological literature exploring language..
>> Bazerman's text itself may be too advanced, but the general theme of
>> *genres* and *social facts*  in Bazerman's book develops  a central aspect
>> of the psychology of language which offers a clear contrast with more
>> cognitive biases.
>> On Fri, Apr 25, 2014 at 4:56 AM, Martin John Packer <
>> mpacker@uniandes.edu.co
>>> wrote:
>>> Hi Vera,
>>> Yes, of course there's Bruner's work on narrative etc.
>>> Stern is good, though his book was published in 1979. I wonder whether
>>> something like the 2011 book of the same title by Traxler might be
>> better.
>>> Until we roll our own.
>>> The Bain book is selling for $300 on Amazon! Might you have a pdf of your
>>> chapter?
>>> Martin
>>> On Apr 25, 2014, at 12:09 AM, Vera John-Steiner <vygotsky@unm.edu>
>> wrote:
>>>> I would sign on to that. I do have an old chapter with Paul Tatter that
>>>> appeared in a volume edited by Bruce Bain: The Sociogenesis of Language
>>> and
>>>> Human Conduct with an introduction by Mike.  If you end up with a book
>> of
>>>> readings this book may offer some pickings for you, including Courtney
>>>> Cazden, Dell Hymes and Ivan Illich. I would also like to suggest a
>> short
>>>> book by Dan Slobin on Psycholinguistics.
>>>> The chapter headings you enumerate in a previous e-mail sound a little
>>> heavy
>>>> on experimental work and light on narrative and discourse analysis.
>>>> Vera
>>>> -----Original Message-----
>>>> From: xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu
>>>> [mailto:xmca-l-bounces@mailman.ucsd.edu] On Behalf Of Martin John
>> Packer
>>>> Sent: Thursday, April 24, 2014 12:10 PM
>>>> To: laure.kloetzer@gmail.com; eXtended Mind, Culture, Activity
>>>> Subject: [Xmca-l] Re: Psychology of Language
>>>> Let me add that if Laure's suggestion is that we work on an xmca
>>>> collectively-authored text(book), I would be all in favor!
>>>> Martin
>>>> On Apr 24, 2014, at 8:42 AM, Laure Kloetzer
>>>> <laure.kloetzer@gmail.com<mailto:laure.kloetzer@gmail.com>> wrote:
>>>> If not: why wouldn't we edit this textbook that we need ?